Alexander Fleming Penicillin 1928

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Alexander Fleming Penicillin 1928

Alexander Fleming

Alexander Fleming is mainly known for discovering penicillin in september 1928, which was the first antibiotic and is still used today. He has won a Nobel Prize in Physiology/ Medicine and a John Scott Legacy Medal and Premium. His work is said to be, "the greatest contribution medical science ever made to humanity."

Education: St Mary's Hospital Medical School (1903–1906), Kilmarnock Academy, University of Westminster

Born: August 6th, 1881 in Lochfield Farm, Darvel, Ayrshire, ScotlandDeath: March 11, 1955

I wonder what this is....lets call it penicillin

Fleming worked in London for most of his career. During World War I, Fleming served in the Royal Army Medical Corps as a bacteriologist. He discovered that antiseptics commonly used at the time were doing more harm than good. After this he started reaseaching on antiseptics leading to discovery of Penicillin.


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